Learning More About Your Risk For Cancer

Multiple generations of a family are more likely to gather on holidays, like Thanksgiving – often with relatives they may not see very often, or even know much about.

This year take the time to ask everyone around the table what they know about their family health history.  Some of the answers may surprise you and could be an important factor in your own health.

Many factors contribute to your overall health, but several common concerns including colon cancer, heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure are known to run in families. Being aware of what health conditions parents, grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles or other relatives might have suffered from can help identifying your own health risks.

Knowing your family health history is important for you – and the physicians who provide your medical care.

Download this guide from Colon Cancer Alliance and see how many boxes you can complete with your family Thanksgiving.

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Read more from Colon and Rectal Specialists about colon health or risk factors or symptoms of colon cancer.

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